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"Beacon of Hope" mural to celebrate 125 year anniversary of the Wesley United Methodist Church at Wesley United Methodist Church, South Los Angeles

June 2, 2013 from 11am to 2pm
Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles (MCLA)Mural of the Week: 5/31/12Artist: Elliott Pinkney Title: Beacon of HopeAddress: 112 W 52nd St, Los Angeles, CA 90037 Size: 90' X 20' ftMedium: AcrylicDate: 2002Type: Community/PortraitDescription / Interpretation: This mural was restored in 2013 by Patrick Henry Johnson. The restoration was facilitated by Rev. Leonardo V. Wilborn, Pastor of the Wesley United Methodist Church, which is the oldest African American Methodist Church west of the Mississippi.…See More
May 31, 2013
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African American Heritage Celebration-Invitation to submit artworks

African American ARTISTS from across Los Angeles:“The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is a proud supporter of Los Angeles’ 2013 African American Heritage Celebration. This celebration will promote and encourage an awareness of the significant contributions made by our City’s African Americans in culture, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts. As part of this celebration, DCA is once again creating a calendar and cultural guide showcasing African American artists from…See More
Nov 18, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams posted a blog post

African American Heritage Celebration-Invitation to submit artworks

African American ARTISTS from across Los Angeles:“The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is a proud supporter of Los Angeles’ 2013 African American Heritage Celebration. This celebration will promote and encourage an awareness of the significant contributions made by our City’s African Americans in culture, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts. As part of this celebration, DCA is once again creating a calendar and cultural guide showcasing African American artists from…See More
Nov 18, 2012
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Willie Middlebrook (1957-2012) and his son

Willie Middlebrook Jr. at his father's exhibition at Avenue 50 studio, May 2012.Willie Middlebrook you will continue to be an inspiration to all of us forever. Your constant support and love made us strong. Our art community will never be the same.…
Aug 17, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post was featured

Dynamic technique, politics collide in Hale Woodruff's Talladega College murals, by Felicia Feaster

More about Hale Woodruff's historical 1930s murals, the history of African American Murals, and American HistoryRecommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA), article written  by Felicia Feaster."The Mutiny on the Amistad," (1939) oil on canvas by Hale Aspacio Woodruff, one…See More
Jul 8, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams and Lisa Tatum are now friends
Jul 3, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's photo was featured

Willie Middlebrook (1957-2012),

Mr. Cecil Ferguson at Willie Middlebrook's "Celebraton of Life," 6/24/12
Jul 2, 2012
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Jun 30, 2012
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Jun 28, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post was featured

Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals of the Amistad Mutiny

Historical murals from the 1930s by Hale Woodruff. Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA). Article written by Debbie Michaud"In 1939, African-American artist and Atlanta University professor Hale Woodruff was making weekly trips from Atlanta to Talladega College in Alabama to teach a seminar and work on some murals for the school. Talladega president Buell Gordon Gallagher had commissioned the series of paintings to commemorate the 100th…See More
Jun 25, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams posted a blog post

Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals of the Amistad Mutiny

Historical murals from the 1930s by Hale Woodruff. Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA). Article written by Debbie Michaud"In 1939, African-American artist and Atlanta University professor Hale Woodruff was making weekly trips from Atlanta to Talladega College in Alabama to teach a seminar and work on some murals for the school. Talladega president Buell Gordon Gallagher had commissioned the series of paintings to commemorate the 100th…See More
Jun 25, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams posted a blog post

The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)May 30th, 2012City of origin: Actually I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and we…See More
Jun 14, 2012
Cora Atkinson commented on Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)
"BEAUTIFUL I love this kind  of art. Keep beautifying our neighborhoods."
Jun 13, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams's blog post was featured

The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)May 30th, 2012City of origin: Actually I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and we…See More
Jun 13, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams posted a blog post

The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)May 30th, 2012City of origin: Actually I was born in St. Louis, Missouri and we…See More
Jun 13, 2012
Isabel Rojas-Williams and ICEF Visual and Performing Arts are now friends
May 30, 2012

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So what brings you to Leimert Park Beat? Tell us a little bit about yourself.
As an art historian, I love to be involved with all the art communities in the greater L.A. and the artworks depicted in our rich diverse communities as they are open books of our L.A. history.
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I have no clue, but i Love Leimert Park
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African American Heritage Celebration-Invitation to submit artworks

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 1:30am 0 Comments

African American ARTISTS from across Los Angeles:

“The Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) is a proud supporter of Los Angeles’ 2013 African American Heritage Celebration. This celebration will promote and encourage an awareness of the significant contributions made by our City’s African Americans in culture, education, politics, business, technology, and the arts. As part of this celebration, DCA is once again creating a calendar and cultural guide showcasing African…

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The inspiring NONI OLABISI! interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams on 5/30/12 (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 11:30pm 1 Comment

Name: Noni Olabisi (interviewed by Isabel Rojas-Williams/The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA)

May 30th, 2012…

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Dynamic technique, politics collide in Hale Woodruff's Talladega College murals, by Felicia Feaster

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 11:21pm 0 Comments

More about Hale Woodruff's historical 1930s murals, the history of African American Murals, and American History

Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA), article written  by Felicia Feaster.…

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Hale Woodruff’s Talladega College murals of the Amistad Mutiny

Posted on June 12, 2012 at 10:30pm 0 Comments

Historical murals from the 1930s by Hale Woodruff. Recommended by Isabel Rojas-Williams, Art Historian (The Mural Conservancy of Los Angeles, MCLA). Article written by Debbie Michaud

"In 1939, African-American artist and Atlanta University professor Hale Woodruff was making weekly trips from Atlanta to Talladega College in Alabama to teach a seminar and work on some murals for the school. Talladega president Buell Gordon Gallagher had commissioned the series of paintings to…

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At 10:03am on January 23, 2012, enhager said…

So glad you followed up - every one was so interested in the mural and the event.

The pictures to chronicle the event are now part of the history of our neighborhood for the public to cherish.

 
 
 

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Pop up park at the Hoover Union Triangle - today - with free burritos

University Park Family

Today from noon to 5 p.m. - free burritos and a preview of a community amenity that's on the way! Have you heard the good news about the Hoover Union gateway triangle place park (the name has yet to be decided) that is being rethought, remodeled, reimagined and refunded? Come by today and…

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""Sherri Franklin, founder of the Urban Design Center, has spent a quarter-century devoted to the development of affordable housing, community facility, recreational, open-space, infrastructure, economic-development, and social-enterprise…"
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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring Apr. '15
"Tribute to Jeffrey Winston Sat May 2nd  1:00 -  5:00 pm BMPAC HOSTED BY DR. BOBBY RODRIQUEZ & CHET HANLEY PERFORMERS & GUESTS Subject to availability SUGGESTED DONATION $20.00"
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Culver City Julian Dixon Library Storytime - Spring Session

Storytime is a special time to make new friends and share stories, songs, play and more. This program is for children 0-5 years of age. Babies, toddlers and preschoolers are all welconme. No registration is required. Spring session will begin Wednesday, April 22 and end on June 10, 2015. Summer session will then begin on June 24, following a one week hiatus.

Space for stortyimes generously donated by the City of Culver City's Parks, Recreation and Community Services Department…

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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring Apr. '15
"Friends of Jazz The Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance at the UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music presents Brownie Speaks A Screening of the Clifford Brown Documentary Featuring a Q&A with filmmaker Don Glanden Wednesday, April 15…"
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Winners of the first drawing Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw Campaign

The big winner of the first Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw was Erin Kuechenmeister (center), left JC Lacey Metro Business Liaison and rigth Shoneji Robison owner of Southern Girl Desserts. Photo Metro.The winners of the first quarterly drawing of the year for the Eat, Shop, Play Crenshaw campaign were announced today. Prizes…See More
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USC JazzReach Concert by Thornton Outreach

Request tickets here!

Come see these amazing youngsters perform at Newman Recital Hall!

Performers will include elementary jazz choirs from 32nd Street and Science Center Schools, jazz band and pop combo from Foshay Learning Center, the Los Angeles Youth Jazz Ensemble and a performance by USC Thornton mentors.

Dinner will be served at 6pm and the concert is at 7pm.

Tickets are $5 and…

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Mural Gets a Facelift! Community Participation Welcome!

World Mural Renovation April 16 - 20th! Earth Day Week is the PERFECT time to get out in the fresh air and give our mural a fresh face! Sign up for multiple days if painting is your gig and you want to really get your brushes funky.(All brushes and paints supplied!) We will have snacks & drinks for all of our volunteers.

Register & more info here (sign up…

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Leimert Park Village Plaza, the Peoples Street Plaza

A street was turned into a park and now it needs to be transformed into a place for the people. To do your part and get involved, visit LeimertParkVillage.or...
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DojO- commented on DojO-'s event THE World STAGE Saturday Jazz Workshop·Bobby West♪New Renaissance Spring Apr. '15
"Sat Apr 18th - Chuck Johnson Quartet Trinity Lutheran Church of Hawthorne 6:00 pm, Donation Chuck "Bari" Johnson-saxophones Al Daniels-piano Sherry Luchette-bass Perry Lopez-drums 4783 W. 130th Street, Hawthorne, CA  90250 Info: …"
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~~ Mar Vista Library Book Sale Spectacular ~~

The Friends of the Mar Vista Library are holding a spectacular book sale! 



Saturday, April 18,  9:30AM-3:30PM

Over 8,000  books including fiction, non-fiction, DVDs, music CDs, children's books, and more.

Huge selection of gently used books. 

Books start at $ .25!!

Bring sturdy boxes a you will find dozens of reading treasures. 

Location: 12006 Venice Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90066…





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P.C.I. People for Community Improvement 6th Annual Walk For Life Community Festival at THE AUDREY & SYDNEY IRMAS YOUTH ACTIVITY CENTER

July 25, 2015 from 9am to 1pm
The 6th ANNUAL WALK FOR LIFE & COMMUNITY FESTIVAL is hosted by P.C.I. People for Community Improvement. The Walk will also feature a Health Fair and Entertainment. This year's theme is: PROSPERING THE COMMMUNITY THROUGH UNITY. We prosper the community through highlighting Community Resources that assist in building wealth and incorporate the goals of First Lady …See More
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Finding Beauty Through The Struggle at California African American Museum

April 22, 2015 from 7pm to 9pm
The California African American Museum (CAAM), in collaboration with The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage at the Santa Monica College Performing Arts Center invites you to a very special evening panel discussion anchored by the topic "Finding Beauty Through The Struggle," which explores how the inherent and resilient strength of the human spirit can give rise to creativity.   The panel will feature playwright, actor, and professor Anna Deavere Smith who can be seen in the upcoming Broad Stage…See More
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Poetry / Essay Contest at Los Angeles

April 25, 2015 from 10am to 1pm
April is National Poetry Month !The 4th Annual Poetry / Essay Event is Open to Everyone !Cash prizes !To request information, send an email to sbmg@earthlink.netSee More
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